Non-filers of monthly GST returns would be prevented from filing GSTR-1 from next year.

Businesses that fail to file a summary return or pay monthly GST will be unable to file a GSTR-1 sales return for the following month beginning January 1 of the following year. The GST Council met in Lucknow on September 17 and resolved on a slew of steps to simplify compliance, including requiring firms to use Aadhaar authentication when filing refund claims.

These steps will aid in preventing revenue leakage from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which was implemented on July 1, 2017.

With effect from January 1, 2022, the Council agreed to alter Rule 59(6) of the Central GST Rules to specify that a registered person will not be allowed to file Form GSTR-1 if he has not filed the previous month’s return in Form GSTR-3B.

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Currently, the legislation prohibits businesses from filing a report for outward supplies, or GSTR-1, if they have not filed a GSTR-3B for the previous two months.

Businesses file GSTR-1 for a given month by the 11th day of the following month, but GSTR-3B, which is used to pay taxes, is filed in a staggered fashion between the 20th and the 24th day of the following month.

The GST Council has also made the Aadhaar authentication of GST registration essential for filing refund claims and applications for registration revocation or cancellation.

New GST registration denial have a serious impact on our economy 

With effect from August 21, 2020, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified Aadhaar authentication for GST registration.

The announcement also stated that if a business does not give an Aadhaar number, GST registration will only be approved after a physical inspection of the business location.

Businesses will now be required to link their GST registration with biometric Aadhaar in order to claim tax refunds and apply for revocation or cancellation of registration, according to the Council.

In its 45th meeting, the Council, which consists of central and state finance ministers, also determined that GST refunds will be paid into the same bank account as the PAN used to get GST registration.